The Zeitgeist Pack is an excellent choice for gravel adventures, touring, bikepacking and everyday bicycle commuting. Our design puts 12L of carrying capacity right at the helm of your bicycle and features two handy side-pockets that collapse flat when not in use.
The Zeitgeist Pack is made out of recycled polyester and contains roughly 15 plastic bottles rescued from polluted rivers.
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Attach the Zeitgeist Pack to your handlebars using the included Handlebar Bag Foam Spacer Kit, or ditch the foam blocks and mount the bag to the loops on your saddle using the straps that come with the bag. An HDPE liner (that you’ll insert when your bag arrives), adds structure to the bag, improving its stability on the bicycle. An internal compression strap pulls the weight of the bag closer to the bicycle bike, keeping cargo compact and tight. The Zeitgeist flap features 2 daisy chains with 4 integrated D rings for extra carry capacity. The side panels also feature D rings for off-bike shoulder strap carry.
Your guide to checking the compatibility of the Zeitgeist Pack and your handlebars
Handlebar width compatibility
Width of the Zeitgeist Pack including the materials with side pockets are folded up: 39cm wide.
Width of the Zeitgeist Pack when side pockets are full: 48cm wide.
Step 1: Measure the spacing of your handlebars, inside-to-inside, at the hoods.
Step 2: If you have integrated shifting, enlist a friend to engage the levers fully into the center space between the bars, and measure the space from tip-to-tip.
Clearance (height) specs for use at the handlebars and on the saddle
You’ll need a minimum of 11” of space between your bicycle handlebars and the top of your front or rear tire to use the Zeitgeist Pack without a support or rack. Keep in mind that a weighted down pack may sag into the wheel, and pay attention to avoid abrasion.
Proper strap placement on the bag:
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It’s New Zeitgeist Pack Day! Here at Swift, we mail our product unassembled to reduce the carbon footprint of your order. Check out this tutorial video about how to put your Zeitgeist Pack together the day it arrives.
You may need to engage the cord lock on the lash cord attached to the daisy chain on the back of the bag. If the cord lock is not gripping the shock cord, compress the button end down hard until you hear a click. This means the cord lock is fully engaged and will lock onto the shock cord when static.